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The Fishermen
Author: Chigozie Obioma

ISBN: 9781925106442
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 25 February 2015
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.3 x 2.1
In a small town in western Nigeria, four young brothers - the youngest is nine, the oldest fifteen - use their strict father's absence from home to go fishing at a forbidden local river.

The encounter a dangerous local madman who predicts that the oldest brother will be killed by another. This prophesy breaks their strong bond, and unleashes a tragic chain of events of almost mythic proportions.

Passionate and bold, The Fishermen is a breathtakingly beautiful novel, firmly rooted in the best of African storytelling.

With this powerful debut, Chigozie Obioma emerges as one of the most original new voices in world literature.

Read Caroline Baum's Review

An exciting new voice from Nigeria causing justifiable buzz, Obioma harnesses the power of a terrible, almost Biblical fatalism in the story of two brothers who shatter their modest family life.

After the brothers are caught fishing at the river against their parents' wishes, a local madman makes a prophecy that one of the brothers will be killed by a fisherman. Like a threatening stor...

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